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Student Residence Visa Terms and Conditions

Student Residence Visa Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  1. It is mandatory for all students to have a valid U.A.E. residence visa to study at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus (BPDC).
  2. If the parent or guardian cannot sponsor the student or if the student is a non-resident of UAE, then the BPDC can facilitate U.A.E. Student Residence Visa (visa) under the sponsorship of Dubai Development Authority (DDA) through Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) subject to the submission and approval of necessary documents given in the student residence visa application form (visa form), rules & regulations of BPDC and Government of UAE (Govt). As a facilitator, BPDC only co-ordinates between DDA and students for obtaining the visa.
  3. The visa is valid for one year and is subsequently renewable every year. The issue of fresh visa and renewal of visa are subject to the submission of necessary documents and as per rules and regulations of BPDC, DDA, DIAC, General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs Dubai (GDRFAD), Ministry of Health (MOH) and Govt. BPDC is not responsible for any delay or non issuance of new visa or rejection of visa renewal by the Govt.
  4. The rules & regulations regarding conditions for visa issuance of GDRFAD, MOH and Govt may change from time to time.
  5. The mandatory documents as mentioned in the visa form should be submitted on or before the scheduled date by the BPDC Admissions Department and/or BPDC Administration (Admin Dept.).
  6. For visa renewal either the student should submit the necessary documents on or before the scheduled date by the Admin Dept or at least 8 weeks before the actual visa expiry date stamped in the passport.
  7. Submission of invalid documents or non submission of required documents or late submission of required documents, or delaying the visa medical and/or related formalities beyond the scheduled date by DHA / National Emirates ID Authority (EIDA) / Institute will lead to immigration fines and penalty. The student is responsible for such fines and penalty.
  8. Valid health insurance is mandatory. Students are required to undergo a medical examination as prescribed by MOH / GDRFAD in the specified Govt. hospitals after their arrival in UAE to stamp the multiple entry visa in their passport. The medical examination and the related process usually take 3 – 5 weeks. If any student is declared medically unfit by MOH/GDRFAD, his/her residence visa will not be stamped / renewed and the student should leave the country immediately after canceling the visa.
  9. After the visa stamping in the passport, student can travel outside UAE any number of times with the prior approval of BPDC. Student should not stay outside UAE for more than 180 days continuously after the visa is stamped on the passport. If the student stays beyond 180 days, his visa becomes invalid and will not ne allowed to enter UAE
  10. Visa facilitated by BPDC is for the purpose of education only and students are not permitted to work.
  11. Student should contact the Admin Dept at least a month before the visa expiry for the visa renewal.
  12. Student should pay Dhs.2,900/-* for fresh visa & related service fee. The amount paid towards fresh visa & related service fee is non-refundable.
  13. In case of students, who are a resident of U.A.E. on their own visa sponsorship and wish to come under the visa facilitated by the Institute by in-country & local amendment should pay a sum of Dhs. 4,700/-* towards fresh visa and related service charges. In such case, the student is required to submit the original passport and visa cancellation paper immediately after the cancellation of the existing visa along with all other required documents to process the student visa.
  14. Students should pay a sum of Dhs.2,150/-* per year towards visa renewal and related service charges.
  15. The visa and related services fee includes Dhs 280/- towards mandatory EIDA Card** issued by Govt.
  16. The visa renewal and related service charges should be paid before applying for subsequent year visa renewal.
  17. The visa cancellation can be done only inside UAE by DDA through BPDC. After completion of the program and/or before leaving the Institute, the student residence visa must be cancelled by the BPDC Admin Dept irrespective of the visa validity stamped in the passport of the student. Hence student must complete the necessary formalities including submission of the original passport, EIDA card and payment of cancellation fees as informed by the Admin Dept. Students who have stayed outside UAE for more than 180 days continuously are also required to cancel their visa through Admin Dept even though the visa is invalid.. Failure to do so will result in serious consequences as per rules and regulations of Institute, DDA, GDRFAD and Govt.
  18. Students should keep themselves updated about the rules and regulations pertaining to the terms and conditions of their residence visa as stipulated by GDRFAD.
  19. Student should abide by all the rules and regulation of the BPDC, DDA, GDRFAD and Govt. Non-compliance of any laws and regulation by various Authorities may lead to penalty including deportation for which BPDC is not responsible.
  20. Cancellation of Entry permit will take a minimum of 10 to 15 working days.

*All the fee charges as mentioned above for visa& related services are indicative only and or subject to change as per rules and regulations of the Institute, DDA, DIAC, GDRFAD and Govt .

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The student should notify any changes in the information given in the visa form and/ or passport to the Admin Dept